A new law that went into place on Jan 1 may be causing smog shops and smog technicians to intentionally fail your car when it comes due for it's biennial smog inspection. This new program puts incentives in place through a scoring metric that rewards technicians and shops for having high failure rates. This incentive program known as STAR, rewards "high performing" shops with additional test volume through permitted access to what is known as "directed vehicles".
Give me what you think should be included and I will put it together.
I'm a little bit groggy right now (I hope I'm not getting sick), but I have faith in your abilities. From what I've seen of your post history, if you do your best, I guarantee that it will be good enough.
Go get 'em, big guy! If I'm feeling better tomorrow, I'll try to help. In the meantime, just go "Ronnie Lott" on them. I have faith in you!
We have our 2003 chevy impala we purchased used in 2009 shortly after we needed to replace the catalytic converter. Back then and still now there is no aftermarket CC for a 2003 Chevy Impala so a 2002 was put in not to our knowledge but according to the shop he followed all laws that were in place then.
Well it passed smog in 2011 with no problems. BUT this Jan we took it in for a smog check and it passed all emissions no problem and the guys says your #'s dont match sooooo you have to go to a referee through the state of CA.
The guy there basically says the same thing apparently with the NEW law you have to have the 2003 in there to match the car BUT you can only get that from a dealer and that part/work costs $1200 and up. Since there is no replacement part for a 2003 chevy impala???????????????????????????????? Can this be our only option how horrible is that a part that has been working well for years and can only be replaced by a dealer WHY???? I was happy with my car that runs good no check negine light or other issues JUST CC is not the factory one